Dateline: December 6, 2007
Auldridge, age 77, died November 28, 2007, in Electra.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, December 1, 2007, at Aulds Funeral Home of Electra with Rev.
Charles Nichols, pastor of Southside Baptist Church of Wichita Falls, and
Rev. Bob Lee, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Electra,
officiating. Interment followed in Electra Memorial Park underthe
direction of Aulds Funeral Home of Electra.
Gene was born August 17, 1930, in
Shamrock to James Gilbert Auldridge and Edna Mable VanHuss Auldridge. He
graduated in 1951 from Clarendon High School. He and Sandra Trout were
married July 26, 1956, in Clovis, N.M. She preceded him in death on
February 21, 1991. Gene was a ranch hand at several ranches in the
Panhandle. He also worked for the 6666 Ranch in Guthrie, Texas, and the
Burnett Ranch in Iowa Park. When he left the ranches, he became employed
by Texas Department of Transportation where he retired as a sign man in
While in Clarendon, Gene formed
the Caprock Valley Boys & Girls Band; and after moving to Electra, he
re-organized the band. They played for theSenior Citizens at several
places including Rolling Meadows, Merrill Gardens, Texhoma Christian Care
Center, and the Royal Estates. He was the host for the Grandfield Jamboree
and the Electra Senior CitizensOpry. Gene was a member of the Electra
Riding Club and had been an announcer for several area rodeos. He was a
Volunteer Ombudsman and delivered Meals on Wheels. Gene was a member of
the Riverside Baptist Church. His favorite pastime was fishing, hunting,
traveling and spending time with his family.
Survivors include one son, James
Auldridge and wife, Jennifer of Iowa Park; one sister, Mary Lee Malone of
Marshville, Mo.; his companion, Frances Arnold of Electra; her two sons,
Albert Arnold and wife, Regina, and Robert Arnold, all of Electra; her two
daughters, Dorothy Pearcy and husband, David of Bastrop, and Debbie
Halencak and husband, Randy of Electra; nine grandchildren; and three
The family suggests memorials to
the Electra Senior Citizen Center, 503 West Michigan Avenue, Electra,
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